I have visited Badlands National Park only once, but that one visit enraptured me in such a way that it became one of my very favorite places. The landscape has everything that a photographer could ask for: jagged buttes, twisted canyons, rugged spires and rock formations in the shape of domes often striped in different colors. All of these contrast greatly with prairies on either side of the park. The formations and buttes form what it is known as the Wall. It extends for 100 miles. Approximately 31 of those miles are paved and easy accessible on Route 240, otherwise known as Badlands Loop Road. North of the Wall, there is nothing but plains, and the formations cannot be seen. Coming from the south, the formations can't be missed, showing a sort of natural "skyline". This image was taken at Norbeck Pass on the way back to the hotel. It shows the full moon lighting up the night sky.